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Buying an upgrade for OmniGraffle 3 for iOS

OmniGraffle 3 for iOS is a free download in the App Store, with the Standard or Pro feature sets available via an In-App Purchase. We also offer a 14-day free trial, which you can learn more about here.

Different upgrade options are available based upon your purchase history. Existing owners of OmniGraffle 1 and 2 are able to upgrade to either feature set of OmniGraffle 3 at a discount. OmniGraffle 3 owners who initially start off with the Standard feature set are able to later upgrade to the Pro feature set at a discount as well.

Start by downloading and installing OmniGraffle 3. This article walks you through the upgrade process after launching the new version, as well as the different upgrade options based upon your purchase history.

Accessing the In-App Purchase Area

In OmniGraffle 3, tap the gear menu Settings gear icon in the toolbar atop the Document Browser. Tap In-App Purchases In-App Purchases to bring up the Unlock OmniGraffle window, which lists the available upgrades as well as their prices.

The OmniGraffle In-App Purchases window

If you have not purchased a prior version of OmniGraffle for iOS, follow the remaining steps in the section titled Unlocking OmniGraffle for new users.

Or, if you have purchased an earlier version of OmniGraffle for iOS, follow the remaining steps in the section titled Upgrade Pricing for existing customers.

Unlocking OmniGraffle for new users

When you first launch OmniGraffle 3, the app will start in Free Viewer mode. Want to try out OmniGraffle 3 before buying? From the In-App Purchases window you can choose when to start your 14-day free trial, during which time you can try the complete feature sets of Standard and Pro. You can use the In-App Purchases window at any point to remove the time limit and fully unlock the Standard or Pro feature set. Tap the Learn More links under each feature set to see an overview of the features included in either feature set.

When you’re ready to purchase OmniGraffle 3, tap Unlock Standard or Unlock Pro in the In-App Purchases window, then tap Buy Now and confirm with your Apple ID to complete your purchase.

You’ll receive a confirmation prompt letting you know the purchase was successful. If you have any other devices to install OmniGraffle 3 on, use the Restore Purchase button in the In-App Purchases window on your other device to activate the same feature set elsewhere. Thanks for purchasing OmniGraffle 3—you’re now ready to get to work!

Upgrade Pricing for existing customers

Thanks for being an existing customer! If you’ve purchased an earlier version of OmniGraffle, you may be eligible for a discount when upgrading to either feature set of OmniGraffle 3. As part of the validation process, OmniGraffle 3 and the previous version will both need to be installed simultaneously on the same device.

Note: If you purchased both OmniGraffle 1 for iPad and OmniGraffle 2 for iOS, you only need to (re)install OmniGraffle 2. OmniGraffle 1 was not a universal app, so if you only purchased OmniGraffle 1, you’ll need to use your iPad to complete this initial transaction.

  1. Make sure the earlier version of OmniGraffle is installed on your iOS device. If you need to reinstall, follow the steps in the section titled Reinstalling the Previous Version. If you reinstalled OmniGraffle 2 as part of this process, launch the app at least once.

  2. Download and install OmniGraffle 3 for iOS via the App Store.

  3. In OmniGraffle 3 for iOS, tap the gear menu Settings gear icon in the toolbar atop the Document Browser, then tap In-App Purchases In-App Purchases.

  4. OmniGraffle should automatically detect the prior version—if it doesn’t, tap Check for Discount to manually verify discount eligibility.

  5. If we successfully validate the prior version, the text box below the upgrade options will confirm that an upgrade discount is being applied, and the discounted In-App Purchase options will be shown above.

  6. When you’re ready to purchase the upgrade, tap the Upgrade to v3 Standard or Upgrade to v3 Pro option, then tap Buy Now and confirm with your Apple ID to complete your purchase.

The OmniGraffle In-App Purchases window with a discount applied

You’ll receive a confirmation prompt letting you know the purchase was successful. If you have any other devices to install OmniGraffle 3 on, use the Restore Purchase button in the In-App Purchases window on your other device to activate the same feature set elsewhere. Thanks for purchasing OmniGraffle 3, and for your continued support!

Activating Pro on Another Device, or Reactivating the Pro Upgrade

After the initial In-App Purchase is completed, that purchase is permanently associated with your Apple ID. As long as you are using the same Apple ID and are in the same country as the original purchase, Apple allows you to re-download any of your previous purchases for free.

If you’d like to activate Standard or Pro on any of your other iOS devices, or if you’ve performed an iOS restore and have wiped everything off your device, then head back to this In-App Purchases window and tap the Restore Purchase button. This reactivates your previous In-App Purchase, so you don’t need to purchase everything all over again.

Reinstalling the Previous Version

This validation process for an upgrade discount requires you to have OmniGraffle 1.9 or any version of OmniGraffle 2 installed. That’s great news if you’ve still got the app on your device, but what if you’ve removed it already?

If we don’t detect the previous version of the app, when you tap the Check for Discount button you’ll be asked to re-download it from the App Store.

Unvalidated Upgrade

Any time you make a purchase in the App Store, that purchase is tied to your Apple ID. As long as you are using the same Apple ID and are in the same country as the original purchase, Apple allows you to re-download any apps you’ve previously paid for, free of charge.

OmniGraffle 1 and OmniGraffle 2 have been removed from sale, but remain available for reinstallation from the App Store’s Purchased section. More information about accessing the Purchased section is available on Apple’s support site here.

If you’ve reinstalled OmniGraffle 2, launch that version of the app at least once. After the previous version is reinstalled, proceed with the remaining steps in the Upgrade Pricing for existing customers section. When successful, we’ll tell you that you’re eligible and you can then tap the discounted upgrade options to proceed with your purchase.

Validated Upgrade

Do I Need to Keep Both Versions Installed?

We expect most users to remove the prior version after setting up OmniGraffle 3, but it’s safe to leave both installed simultaneously if you prefer. The different versions of OmniGraffle won’t directly interfere or interact with each other, but it might make things more confusing since it’s hard to tell the versions apart by icon alone. If you do decide to uninstall the prior version, just make sure your data’s all loaded into OmniGraffle 3 before deleting OmniGraffle 1 or 2!

Last Modified: Jul 14, 2017

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